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Arizona reports 1,621 additional COVID-19 cases, 83 deaths
State adds new vaccine eligibility checker tool to its website

Arizona reported 1,621 additional COVID-19 cases and 83 deaths on Friday as the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations continued to drop.

By AP and Staff Report February 26, 2021
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As the COVID-19 patient load is beginning to slow down, Dignity Health-Yavapai Regional Medical Center on Thursday announced it is beginning to lifts its ban on non-emergency, elective surgery and visitation at both its Prescott and Prescott Valley campuses.

By Nanci Hutson February 25, 2021
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Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations dropping nationwide
Virus expert says crisis 'depoliticized' as more people help slow COVID-19 spread

Following January, the deadliest month of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., February has been showing signs of progress as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are plummeting. At the same time, vaccinations are picking up speed.

By Staff and AP report February 25, 2021
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COVID-19 'long haulers' can struggle with debilitating symptoms
Older people and those with medical conditions most at risk for lingering illness

Most people who have COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks. But for some patients, the symptoms can persist for months and damage their lungs, heart, and brain, which increases the risk of long-term health problems.

By The Daily Courier February 24, 2021
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Yavapai County granted $3.28M from feds to help with pandemic response
Lab testing, COVID-19 variant sequencing results, among priorities for money

Yavapai County Community Health Services Leslie Horton is used to COVID-19 surprises – just not many good ones.

By Nanci Hutson February 23, 2021
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A pandemic obstacle for many Arizona seniors was removed this week when state officials announced AHCCCS will reimburse them for transportation to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

By The Daily Courier February 23, 2021
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Spectrum Healthcare and YRMC vaccine PODs to resume this week
Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be approved soon

Spectrum Healthcare’s COVID-19 vaccine points of dispensing (PODs) at Findlay Toyota Events Center in Prescott Valley and Verde Valley Christian Church in Cottonwood will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and the YRMC POD at the old Sears at Gateway Mall plans to reopen on Wednesday.

By Staff and AP report February 22, 2021
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Spectrum Healthcare has announced that the Vaccination Stations in Prescott Valley and Cottonwood will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 23, to administer the Moderna vaccine in Yavapai County,

February 22, 2021
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Arizona health officials on Sunday reported 1,804 new COVID-19 cases and 25 additional deaths.

By Associated Press February 21, 2021
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The three points of dispensing (PODs) for COVID-19 vaccines in Yavapai County are looking to reopen next week.

By Tim Wiederaenders February 20, 2021
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Yavapai County Community Health Services reported 51 new cases of COVID-19 overnight and no new deaths, according to a news release Friday morning.

By The Daily Courier February 19, 2021
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As of Thursday morning, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) said Moderna vaccines have not been shipped and only a limited number of Pfizer vaccines were shipped. The agency reports that both suppliers are experiencing a backlog of orders due to severe weather in the eastern states.

By The Daily Courier February 18, 2021
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Anyone who has a local appointment scheduled for the next few days at YRMC’s Prescott Gateway Mall vaccination site or Spectrum Healthcare's Vaccination Station in Prescott Valley should watch for a new appointment date.

By The Daily Courier February 17, 2021
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Good behavior, not vaccines, helping to reduce COVID-19 spread, researchers say
Yavapai County reports 185 COVID-19 cases, no deaths over holiday weekend

So far, the United States has had about 28 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. Since a large number of infected people never show symptoms, the CDC estimates that 83 million people in the U.S. were actually infected last year – about a quarter of the population.

By Staff and AP Report February 16, 2021
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Arizona on Saturday, Feb. 13, reported nearly 1,800 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 100 more deaths, as the number of patients hospitalized due to the coronavirus outbreak continued to decrease during the slowing of the fall and winter surge.

By Staff and wire reports February 13, 2021
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Yavapai County reports 45 new cases of COVID-19, 2 new deaths
What symptoms you can expect after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

Yavapai County Community Health Services reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths overnight, according to a news release Friday afternoon.

By Staff and AP Report February 12, 2021
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Arizona reported 200 additional coronavirus deaths on Thursday as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients fell below half of the pandemic high from a month ago during the height of the fall and winter surge.

By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press February 11, 2021
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Fully vaccinated people don't need to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19, CDC says
54 COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths reported in Yavapai County overnight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that people who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are no longer required to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19 if exposure occurs at least two weeks after the second dose, Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) shared in a news release Thursday, Feb. 11. However, the CDC says this protection may wear off after just three months, so people who had their last shot three months ago or more should still quarantine if they are exposed.

By The Daily Courier February 11, 2021
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Spectrum Healthcare, which is operating the mass vaccination points of dispensing (POD) in Prescott Valley and Cottonwood, has announced the following changes to hours of operations...

February 10, 2021
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Gov. Doug Ducey is applauding the hard work of Arizona’s medical professionals, volunteers and frontline workers as the state reaches one million vaccine doses administered on Wednesday, Feb. 10, according to a news release.

February 10, 2021
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Vaccine appointments in Yavapai County currently filled
3rd state vaccination site planned for University of Arizona

Appointments for the points of dispensing (POD) the COVID-19 vaccines in Prescott Valley, Prescott and the Verde Valley are filled for this week, according to the Yavapai County Community Health Services.

By AP Wire and Staff Report February 10, 2021
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Residents age 65 and older can place their name on an online waiting list to receive an appointment to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

By The Daily Courier February 9, 2021
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Older adults without internet connections lag in race to get COVID-19 vaccines
145 more COVID-19 cases, 7 additional deaths reported in Yavapai County over weekend

There seems to be a divide between the “haves” and “have nots” emerging as older adults struggle to get COVID-19 vaccines.

By The Daily Courier February 8, 2021
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Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 1,544 new COVID-19 cases and 37 more deaths as they braced for a possible surge in cases from Super Bowl gatherings.

By Associated Press February 7, 2021
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Arizona's death toll from the pandemic passed 14,000 on Saturday, Feb. 6, as health officials urged football fans to forego Super Bowl gatherings outside members of their own households to help combat spread of the coronavirus.

By Staff and wire reports February 6, 2021
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County to receive 9,400 COVID-19 vaccine doses, CDC stresses safety ahead of Super Bowl
41 more COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths reported in Yavapai County overnight

Health officials at Yavapai County Community Health Services said they are encouraged to receive 9,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for next week.

By Richard Haddad February 5, 2021
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Yavapai County reports 43 new cases of COVID-19, 5 new deaths overnight
Local Spectrum PODs still have no new appointments available for vaccine

Yavapai County Community Health Services reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths overnight, according to a news release Thursday afternoon.

By The Daily Courier February 4, 2021
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Vaccine supply shortage: No new appointments available at local POD sites
26 more COVID-19 cases, 4 additional deaths reported in Yavapai County overnight

Because of a shortage of Moderna vaccine doses, no vaccination appointments are currently available at local, large Points of Distribution or POD sites.

By Richard Haddad February 3, 2021
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Yavapai County Community Health Services reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 with 10 additional deaths overnight, according to a news release Tuesday morning.

By The Daily Courier February 2, 2021
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Yavapai County Community Health Services reported 230 additional cases of COVID-19 and five deaths over the weekend, according to a news release Monday morning.

By The Daily Courier February 1, 2021

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